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My name is Amanda. I live in Southwest Ohio. I am 33 and have always struggled with my weight. There have been time periods where I have lost a lot of weight but I always put it all plus some back on. In January of 2013 I hit my highest weight ever and was so unhappy. I started taking an anti-depressant which seems to be helping my moods. I also started working with a personal trainer / nutritionist and she is helping me a ton! In the last 14 months I have completely changed everything I eat and have lost 97 pounds! I have a ways to go but I can't remember the last time I felt positive and excited about the future. I have learned to love exercise again - It really is an escape for me after a long day at work. And, for the first time in several years, my weight officially starts with a 1!!!

Member Since: 7/31/2005

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I have been so up and down for so many years that the last 14 months have been quite a whirlwind for me. My trainer/nutritionist has become one of my best friends. I am happier and healthier than I ever thought I could be. I still have 30-40 lbs that I'd like to lose. And, I know it will happen in time.

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To be honest, I still look at calories but they are not as big a part of my plan as they used to be. I really look at the nutrients, eat lean protein at least twice a day and I eat every 2-3 hours.

I exercise every day, although some days I do less than others. Just being active is a great feeling.

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Amanda from Fairfield, OH - I am a single young adult who is finding that losing weight is allowing me to enjoy life again!

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"Live each day as if it were your last . . . because you just never know . . ."

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    Hello and welcome to the EE team! You have joined a very supportive team and I'm glad you found us! Best wishes to you for a beautiful day! emoticon
    3236 days ago
    Welcome to the EE team!!

    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!!

    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post.

    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success!

    ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!!
    3236 days ago
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    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team. emoticon
    3236 days ago
    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team! Everyone is very kind and supportive! Best wishes on your success!
    3236 days ago
    Hi, I am on the teacehrs Learning to Lose team. We don't live too far form one another. I'm just over the border in Indiana

    Just anted to say Hi emoticon
    3249 days ago
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